Objective for Connect 4: Spin
The objective of Connect 4: Spin is to get four of your discs in a row.
- Insert the game unit into the base.
- Separate the red and yellow discs. Each player chooses one color.
- Decide whether you are going to play the beginner or expert challenge. The difference between the two games are as follows:
- Beginner Challenge: You can connect four discs in a row through the center axis.
- Expert Challenge: You can only connect four discs in a row on either the top or bottom half of the board.
- Choose a player to start the game.
Playing Connect 4: Spin
On your turn you will choose one of your discs to add to the grid. You have two types of discs. Nineteen of your discs are basic. You also have one weighted disc. This disc has extra weight which can impact the column when you spin it. You can use the weighted disc at any time.
Choose the space where you would like to add the disc. You can place a disc in any unoccupied space in the grid. Once you have chosen the space, press the disc until it snaps into the grid.
After you have placed the disc, spin the column that you placed the disc in. You must spin it hard enough that it makes a least two full rotations. If the column doesn’t make two full rotations, you must spin it again.
Should the column not stop in a vertical position, push down on it until the side closest to the base snaps into place.
Winning the Game
Players will keep taking turns until one has placed four discs in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. If you are playing the beginner challenge, you can get four in a row crossing the center axis. If you are playing the expert challenge, all four discs must be on either the top or bottom half of the grid.
The first player to get four of their discs in a row, wins the game.
You can only win after you have spun the column that you placed your disc in. If you no longer have four in a row after spinning the column, you haven’t won the game yet.
Should you spin a column and both players end up winning at the same time, the player that didn’t spin the last column wins the game.
Connect 4: Spin
Year: 2022 | Publisher: Hasbro
Genres: Abstract, Family
Ages: 8+ | Number of Players: 2 | Length of Game: 5-15 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Moderate | Luck: Light-Moderate
Components: game unit, base, 20 yellow discs (1 weighted), 20 red discs (1 weighted), instructions
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